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DOI: 10.1590/S0102-76382010000400030

Interview FAPESP Magazine

Dear Domingo Braile,

I rediscovered in the pages of the excellent PESQUISA FAPESP, my friend Domingo Braile, whose career I follow, with admiration, from the beginning, when he had the courage to install a high standard Cardiology Department, far from a great center. The IMC was used as a model for numerous services that were rising in Brazil's country side. In Sao Jose do Rio Preto he broke another taboo: he showed that you can research and develop state-of-the-art technology without having a first-world infrastructure. He also demonstrated that creativity and determination are the key ingredients for advancing knowledge and make it a practical application. Yet, not satisfied, he was inspired to organize a postgraduate program seeking to develop the interfaces between medicine and all other professions, citing a Doctoral thesis on medical ethics, defended by a lawyer, in absolute harmony with the modern proposals of Edgar Morin, who is focused on the "reconnection of knowledge". He has done it all without breaking the deepest bond of a real doctor: his patients.

Celmo Celeno Porto - Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medicine, UFG - Goiânia/GO - Brazil


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